As so perfectly put by Hazel, who was planning ahead – "I just want a bit of gentle recycling."
Meet the lawnmowers
The natural burial ground is a proper working meadow, managed agriculturally. It is occasionally grazed by sheep or cropped for hay after wild flowers have bloomed.
The grass is cut by tractor in true agricultural style - over the tops of the graves as well. This way we keep the meadow a sustainable part of the countryside, preserving it for the future.
A look around the burial meadow
In this video, we look around the burial meadow and shelter to give you a better feel for the place.
We also look at the views across The Vale of Glamorgan and the city of Cardiff, although do visit and enjoy them for real at any time. Custodian Annabelle would be happy to accompany you if you would like to be shown around.
The video was made on a sunny morning in the late Autumn.
Cardiff opens in 2008
This is ic Wales' video, made at the opening of Cardiff and The Vale Natural Burial Meadow in 2008.
The Mayor of the Vale of Glamorgan at the time, Audrey Preston, came to cut the ribbon and gave a short speech saying 'it [was] an absolute privilege' and what 'a fabulous idea' it was to provide the area with a green alternative.
Since, lots of families have chosen to be buried there, enjoying the peace within the meadow and the beautiful views over the land they love.